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- Wireless adapter - Play with your Xbox Wireless Controller on Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets.
- Redesigned D-pad - The redesigned D-pad provides greater precision and is responsive to both sweeping and directional movements.
- Redesigned thumbsticks - Thumbstick improvements enable better grip and accuracy.
- Ergonomic design - Grips and contours have been designed to fit your hands more comfortably.
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Experience the action like never before with the Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10. Redesigned thumbsticks and D-pad provide greater precision. Enjoy the reliable wireless connection to your PC. The Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10* works wirelessly with Windows 10 PCs, laptops, tablets and Xbox One.
Works wirelessly with Windows 10 PCs, laptops, tablets and Xbox One.
The redesigned D-pad provides greater precision and is responsive to both sweeping and directional movements.
Thumbstick improvements enable better grip and accuracy.
Grips and contours have been designed to fit hands more comfortably.
*For use with controller compatible games on Xbox One or PCs and Tablets running Windows 10 with USB 2.0. Significant firmware update may be required; ISP fees apply.
Experience the action like never before with the Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10. Redesigned thumb sticks and D-pad provide greater precision. Enjoy the reliable wireless connection to your PC. The Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 works wirelessly with Windows 10 PCs, laptops, tablets and Xbox One.
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For me, and apparently a few others, the installation was terrible (Win 10 64-bit). If all goes well, the wireless dongle is plug-n-play. It was pretty far from it! It took a lot of troubleshooting. I plugged the dongle in, and the PC didn't recognize it. It came up as "XBOX ACC" in my devices. The controller couldn't pair with it at this stage.
Thanks to trial and error, some clues I found online, I figured out how to install. If this happens to you, follow these directions. (Of course I find a good guide now that I know what keywords to search online, but maybe this will be easier for you to find, and I'll spell the steps out a bit more clearly.)
1) Reboot with dongle unplugged and log in as administrator
2) Plug in USB dongle
3) Open Internet Explorer (no other browser will work)
4) via IE, open catalog.update.microsoft.com
5) Search "XBOX wireless"
6) Of the several drivers/results that show, the most recent did not work for me. I had to use "Microsoft-Other hardware-Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows", Driver (Networking), v. 220.127.116.111 (189 KB) - click to add to cart
7) Open the cart in the top right to download
8) Extract the download into a folder on your computer (anywhere)
9) Open Devices and Printers (in the control panel, remember, the dongle should be plugged in)
10) Find "XBOX ACC" - this is the dongle, mostly unrecognized by Windows
11) Right click XBOX ACC > Properties
12) Navigate to the Hardware tab and click the [Properties] button
13) In the first tab, General, click [Change settings]
14) Navigate to the Driver tab (second tab from left)
15) Select [Update driver] button
16) Click the second option, "Browse my computer for driver software"
17) Navigate to the folder you extracted the downloaded driver into
18) It should be recognized. At this point, I still couldn't get the controller to pair, but it did after a reboot.
A couple installation notes, the other (newer) drivers were blocked by Windows. I don't recall what it said verbatim, but something to the affect of "This device or driver version is known to interrupt Windows sleeping, and has been blocked by Windows. Please contact device manufacturer for troubleshooting." Com'on MS, really? Also, from everything I've read online, if you call up MS for troubleshooting, they'll have you do a lot of things that don't help in the slightest (cleaning the registry, etc.). Sad that they can't help you.
Thankfully, I run a recording studio, so I'm used to pairing troublesome hardware, so the troubleshooting didn't take me too long. Still, I have troubleshooting chops due to my use of niche hardware. This MS device is pretty far from niche!! If I wouldn't have been able to get it running, I would've returned it. It was worth 25 minutes of troubleshooting to keep it, but I'm unimpressed with the process.
1. No way of getting this to work with a Windows 10 machine sans micro-USB cable. Adapter/Controller will NOT link otherwise. A mandatory update (by micro-USB cable) will render this functional. Any cable will do. At this stage, Windows should advise when future updates are needed. (I hope, as I'm yet to see one.)
2. Do NOT enable XBox Controller settings in Steam...even if it asks you to. It will literally make some games unplayable. Yes, the irony is evident.
3. I was plagued by disconnects galore. After removing the adapter from a powered USB 3.0 hub and plugging it direct...extending range of motion with included adapter...much better results. Controller literally needed to stare at the adapter.
4. Be on the lookout for random adapter driver issues (if it stops working properly). To confirm, take a gander at the wireless adapter in settings/device manager, ensure the driver is working properly. You may need to remove, reinstall the adapter (by unplug, replug).
5. Finally, I was experiencing some right stick float and needed a calibration. In Windows 10, calibration option is in a weird place (thanks to 'HowtoGeek'): Settings: Devices, Devices and Printers. Select the Controller, Game Controller Settings, and Properties. Last, settings...then Calibrate. I used default settings, but ensured everything was centered.
Four stars for...it works terrific once it works. Minus 1 for 5 workarounds.
Hope this helpful!
But I've got a DS2 controller in front of me, and no matter how I position my hands (which are apparently gigantic by Sony standards; 9" from thumb tip to pinkie tip), it's impossible to accurately use the analog sticks and the triggers at the same time. There's just not enough controller to brace against to keep the thing from tilting. My thumbs naturally fall so the middle of the first digit is over each stick. The DS4 is larger, but not by much.
This controller is the best of the XBox lot. I initially bought the 360 controller, but soon returned it because it had so much slop in the analog sticks. There isn't any with this one. It's accurate, comfortable, solid, and was effortless to set up on my installation of Windows 10. (Put in batteries. Press and hold the white X to turn it on. Long-press the dongle pairing button. Long-press the controller pairing button. Have some cake.) The D-pad has light and positive clicks.
So yeah, it's great. If you're anywhere near palming a basketball, it's the one to buy.
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